Com*pet"i*tor (?), n. [L.: cf. F. comp'etiteur.]

1.

One who seeks what another seeks, or claims what another claims; one who competes; a rival.

And can not brook competitors in love. Shak.

2.

An associate; a confederate.

[Obs.]

Every hour more competitors Flock to their aid, and still their power increaseth. Shak.

 

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